We understand how annoying it can be when your free view signal stops working altogether or at least starts to pixelate.
If you have those problems and wondering why you’re aerial is not working anymore, the chances are that you have a weak TV signal.
Therefore, if you are looking for ways how to improve the TV signal strength, we invite you to keep reading to find out how you can do this.
1. Install your aerial outside
There is a good reason why people always install TV aerials upon chimneys. This is so because the chimney is usually the highest point of the house.
By installing a TV aerial as high as you can, on the fascia, or a chimney, you are helping your TV aerial in avoiding any obstructions like trees or buildings around it.
When there are no obstructions and a TV aerial has nothing of these on its way, it can receive a good and strong TV signal.
Anyhow, installing your TV aerial outside is perhaps the best thing you can do to strengthen your TV signal. If you are not that handy or need some assistance, contact TV aerial installation Epping.
2. Install your aerial even higher up
If the previous tip doesn’t work, that is, you didn’t improve your signal strength enough – you should try to install the aerial even higher up, above the chimney.
How to do that? All you need to do to get the most out of signal- which can be poor, especially if you live in an area with poor signal – is to install your aerial onto a higher mast like a 10′ or 12′ mast.
This should clear any nearby obstructions and help your TV aerial to catch a good signal. However, bear in mind that you must have big fixings to support your aerial. If you are not sure about how to do that, perhaps the best option is to find a TV aerial company.
3. Install a higher gain TV aerial
This is one of the other ways to improve your TV signal. Although these are not meant to install if you already have an outside aerial, they are a good idea if you are running multiple screens off one aerial or you live in an area of poor signal.
What makes high gain aerial ideal is that they have more elements in their boom? This helps in improving aerial performance by enhancing the acceptance angle so the aerial can receive the signal.
You will see that this type of aerial is larger than ordinary ones, so they also need strong support to carry all that weight.
4. See if you are using the right transmitter for your area
A weird but not rare situation is that sometimes your aerial might be aligned to a wrong transmitter, the one that is not optimal for your place.
This happens when one of the transmitters get the Freeview in your area faster, earlier than another, making your aerial be aligned to the wrong one.
However, for this, you are going to need help from TV aerial installation Epping Company.